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Challenge Reminder: Think Pink:
by Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, Pam here to remind you about our Poppystamps monthly challenge..This months theme Think Pink which also coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness month.




I created this very easy card, using this beautiful background die from Poppystamps "Raining Frame", to frame this I have used Memory Box "Rectangle Basic" ..Memory Box. Spring time Bouquet  Strips & Dots 6x6 paper pad in pink. 
I only wanted a frame to adhere to the Raining Background, I will use the inner die cut on another project! no goo wasting pretty paper.


I stamped this sentiment using Birch Press Design: "Blooming Spring" stamp set..Olive coloured ink. before adding 3d foam tape to the panel. Main card size 5.1/2 inches x 6.1/2 inches. decoration: Whittle Clouds & Orchard Leaves, cut in green card.. made from pink narrow ribbon and dewdrops breast cancer bow.

Hope you`ll play along with us this month, random winner could receive a $20 gift certificate to spend in Poppystamps store.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy




Challenge Reminder
by Marybeth Lopez



You could win a $20 certificate to the store, just by playing along !

Hi there! Marybeth, here today. Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying October.

For this card, I used the beautiful Snowy Forest Embossing folder from memory box , for the backdrop of my card. 


Not sure if you can see but I added some glitter on the embossed folder , its such a beautiful  shimmer in person.

I simply added the glitter die cut trees from Poppystamps to the already embossed panel.


In the photo above I am showing how I die cut the leaves , you might not even need a metal shim but the trees came out so beautifully when I did. Glitter paper is a bit thicker than most paper,  the dies cut like butter with the shim. You could probably use an extra paper if needed and you don't have a shim.


I always cut out way more than I need  so I can choose as I go, to create my card then I have extra for the next card.


Thank you for stopping by today, I hope I have inspired you to play along in the Poppystamps Challenge today! You could win!



Challenge Reminder: Think Pink


Hi everyone, Sue here with a reminder about the monthly challenge going on at Poppystamps. This month the theme is Think Pink which also coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Think about pulling out different shades of pink cardstock or ink, paints or alcohol inks. Whatever you can think of.

October 2020

I made a shaker card using the Graceful Heart Frame and some inlaid die cutting.


The frame was card from red cardstock (a colour that looks great with pink), 3 shades of pink cardstock and just for a bit a contrast, some yellow cardstock. I did all the inlay first and then stamped the sentiment before working on the shaker part. I used a variety of shaker elements in clear, white and iridescent since the card had so much colour going on.


You have all month to play along with the challenge and a random winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to spend in the Poppystamps  store! Yay, for more crafting supplies! Can't wait to see your Think Pink projects!

Sue Floral Signature copy






PSC#73 - Think Pink

Challenge Badge

Welcome to the Poppystamps Challenge! We're so happy you've stopped by, and we sure hope you'll join us! On the first of the month, we announce a new Poppystamps Challenge with a central theme. The design team will provide samples for inspiration, and you can play along through the end of the month for your chance to win.

The winner of our blog badge for the Poppystamps Challenge #72 Cards for Kids is Joyce with this cute card!


The lucky winner of the draw (chosen by random number generator) for the monthly prize is Denise Bryant.

Please contact me (Jeanne) at poppychallenge@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Want to play? 

The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Poppystamps image or die, and link it up here.  The design we love best will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog, and one lucky random winner will receive a prize.  You don't have to have a blog to play.  You can link to any online gallery.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Poppystamps image.   We ask that you link a maximum of  3 entries to each challenge.   You are welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Grab our badge to post on your blog post or sidebar!


PSC#73 Think Pink!  This month we're looking for cards that include lots of PINK!     Pretty in pink, or just tickled pink, we want to have you thinking and seeing pink this month!   A friendly reminder that it's also breast cancer awareness month - have you had your exam this year?   Link up your projects... card, tags, home decor and more!  It's your choice, just be sure to use at least one Poppystamps image (stamp or die) on your project! 

Need a little inspiration?  Here are some samples from our design team.  Want a closer look?   No worries.. we'll be featuring these projects on Wednesdays throughout the month, so you can see how each project was created.


Sue Mc Rae


Marybeth Lopez


Pam Simpson

Now it's your turn!  Need a little more motivation? How about a prize?  The winner (chosen at random) of this challenge will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to spend on their favorites from the store!

You have until 12 am US EST on October 28 to link up your design here!  We'll start a new challenge and announce the winners on November 1.   

Thanks for joining us!  We can't wait to see what you make! 


Challenge Reminder | Cards for Kids
by Jennifer Svare


Hello!  I hope you're having a great day in your craft room!  If not, how about a Challenge Reminder to get you going?  This month's theme is Cards for Kids - it's easy to enter. Simply make a card using this theme and at least one Poppystamps stamp or die, and then upload it here.  At the end of the month, a winner is randomly chosen for a gift card!  Easy! (Check out the link for more info.)


My project is an interactive card/gift "crate."   With Halloween in mind, two little Nuvo drop eyes stare out of a crack in the crate.  The crate has been marked with a "fangs" warning from the adorable Halloween Ingredients stamp set from Poppystamps.  The Halloween Pumpkin stamp and die set from Memory Box makes wonderful tags, and the Trick or Treat sentiment fits perfectly. 


The crate is a slide-out box with a wrap-around sleeve.  The base slides out, and as it slides out, flat cubes come to life (thanks to the rubberbands that help them pop into cubes) and they pop out of the box.  The cubes are easily decorated with Memory Box patterned papers - so many wonderful designs for fall! The theme for this is Halloween, but these make such a great Christmas or birthday gift card box with presents popping out of it! 

I originally made one of these using a wonderful tutorial I found online, but that tutorial was in metric measurements which made it difficult to use a scoring board and it took more steps to make.  In the video below, I've converted the measurements from centimeters to inches so the blank paper can be taken directly to the scoring board, eliminating the step of measuring it all out. Because of the entertaining nature of these boxes, I also have reinforced the base box so it holds up to it being opened again and again. 

To see this in action as well as a quick tutorial with instructions, click on the video below.  Thank you for stopping by today!  Here's a link to the video if you don't see it below.  Have a great day!


Jennifer Floral Signature copy





Party Animal
by Jeanne Jachna

Hi Friends! I  hope you're having a great day!  I know you love to make, but did you know Poppystamps has a monthly challenge?  It's a great way to see how others are using their Poppystamps Dies, and you might just win a $20 gift certificate to the store for linking your design. 


This month we're looking for Cards for Kids!  I don't have any special little people in my life at the moment, but that's ok.  I know this card will be well received by the adult kids in my life too! 


I made a scene card featuring lots of the WHITTLE Series dies.   The background is a soft blue card stock panel topped with waves  (WAVE TRIO) cut from darker shades of blue card stock.   A few Whittle Mounds make a nice place for the Whittle Gator and Whittle Monkey to hang out. 


I filled the ocean with Whittle Fish and gave them google eyes to make them even more fun!   Little clear sequin bubbles are rising up through the water.


Brilliant Rings make a sunny sky with only a few Whittle Clouds passing by.  The Whittle Monkey is hanging in a Whittle Palm Tree.  I see him throwing coconuts at the Whittle Gator because they are so mischievous! 


I hope you find time to play along and make a special card for the special kid in your life!  I know they'll giggle with delight!

Jeanne Floral Signature copy


Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"